Breaking Bad, that badass, rocking and rolling television series you've been following for the past five years, is coming to an end. This Sunday, you'll say goodbye to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, possibly in more ways than one. Fortunately, local public-relations maven JennyLee Molina, president of JLPR, realized we should not grieve alone.
Molina, who began watching the show in season three, is creating a "Little Alberquerque" in downtown Miami, complete with Pollos Hermanos and an A1A Car Wash.
"I wanted to go to a viewing party," Molina says of how she came up with the idea. "I told my husband that it would be awesome if we could watch the finale with other fans. No one was throwing a Breaking Bad party, but then I realized I could put it together myself. This whole thing came together in 24 to 48 hours."
And it's amazing what Molina, the brains behind 3:05 Cafecito, Miami's official cafecito break time, has put together in a matter of two days. You'd think she was on the blue stuff.
This Sunday at Will Call, Breaking Bad will show on 19 TV screens, and you'll be able to engage in all sorts of "Bad" stuff. Buckets bearing the Pollos Hermanos label and containing six pieces of fried chicken will be served at $12 a pop. Of course, since it's your last hour with the Breaking Bad gang, you'll want some alcohol to ease the pain. How about Heisenberg martinis with a crystal-blue Pop Rocks rim?
An A1A Car Wash will be set up in the parking lot and run by Miami's official wheelchair basketball team, the Miami Heat Wheels. Molina says, "I've been wanting to work with them for a while, and they've been doing car wash fundraisers down in Pinecrest, so it was a perfect way to tie in to the show and make sure everyone has an "A1 day"!
There will also be a Breaking Bad costume contest. The fan with the baddest Breaking Bad-inspired costume wins a $50 bar tab, and second- and third-place winners get to take home some Breaking Bad merch.
Molina has no doubts that the series finale will be explosive. "I would love for it to be happily ever after for Walt and his family, but nothing this bad can end good. Will Walt's cancer be his demise? Will he finally get caught? It's been such a roller coaster, and the writers have proven that anything is possible at this point."
When you take into consideration how Molina put this shindig together in a matter of days, it's obvious she's a true Breaking Bad fan, but how she got into watching the show is another story altogether.
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"My husband discovered Breaking Bad while looking for something to watch while I watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I told him we couldn't be watching television in separate rooms, but he wasn't about to budge on the Kardashians, so I started watching Breaking Bad during season three and quickly caught up."
So, which character would Molina be? "I'd be Holly, the baby. She's the only one who stands a chance."
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